UK Calibrations are delighted to invite you to our 27th testXpo event which will be held at Zwick Roell in Ulm, Germany. Our exciting event provides the ultimate showcase for all types and aspects of material testing products and services, along with advice from our specialists on all aspects of your testing. You will be the first to see our new and upcoming products and the latest testing methods. The event will also be supported by over 30 other equipment supply companies, ranging from test sample preparation to high temperature testing equipment. During the event there will be technical presentations, covering various aspects of materials and component testing and of course, scope for networking with other UK, Irish and overseas delegates.

Patent of Rockwell machine 1919

Hugh Rockwell and Stanley Rockwell were granted a patent for the Rockwell hardness tester on February 11th 1919, a device for measuring the resistance of metallic materials to force. At the time both men worked for the New Departure Company and although they shared the Rockwell name, they were not related.  The company was a major manufacturer of ball bearings and later became part of General Motors.

 Universal hardness tester for instrumented indentation tests

Instrumented indentation, also known as depth-sensing indentation or nano-indentation, is an increasingly popular method of measuring the mechanical response of a wide range of materials.

You've spent hours on the 'net researching the hardness testing system for your needs, you've perused the spec sheets and probably even spoken to a few distributors,   If only you could take a few of your samples and spend time making sure the kit will do exactly what you want. 

Hardness Test Block from UK Calibrations

UK Calibrations can now supply a full range of standard test blocks supplied with a UKAS accredited calibration certificate.  If your requirements are not covered by our standard range,  We can also supply custom made reference hardness blocks from material you supply.

Heat treating is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of a material. The most common application is the heat treatment of metals. Heat treatment involves the use of heating (or chilling), normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a specific result such as hardening or softening of a material.

B Mason & Sons Ltd, based in Birmingham, UK is the UK’s largest manufacturer of precision strip.  Materials testing is a crucial part of the Quality Control system and they have a well-equipped testing laboratory with a range of testing equipment including hardness testing.